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2017 Artisan Food Business Expo.

Our inaugural Expo. We're building smart new food business networks. Invited guests receive free adimssion. This includes the MWFPA Annual Convention and the Artisan Food Business Expo. Join us.

The launch of our first Artisan Food Business Expo will be held in collaboration with the Midwest Food Product Association's 2017 Annual Convention. This year's 2017 MWFPA Annual Convention will be held in in Rochester, MN. November 29-30, 2017. Specific information about lodging is here.

MWFPA and the Artisan Food Business Expo are also partnering with Feast!

Invited guests guests ( using the form linked below) will receive free admission to the Midwest Food Products Convention and the Artisan Food Products Network Expo. ( $280 value) with full access to exhibits and speakers at MWFPA's convention and the Artisan Food Products Information Center and speakers.
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Conference and travel information

Full MWFPA program information is here.

A site map of all MWFPA exhibitors with artisan food related goods and services will be available to help navigate the MWFPA convention, but you'll want to see all of it.
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Registration form - Artisan Network and Feast! attendees

Download registration form.
Invitation required. Free conference admission November 29-30, 2017.
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Sponsorship opportunities

Contact.

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Wednesday speaker list

Finance, food entrepreneurship and innovation. Smart ideas to grow our industry.
Tera Johnson, Director. Food Finance Institute.
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Specialty Food Products with a Local Connection: Sourcing ingredients from regional farms.
Robert P. King, Ph.D. Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Jan Joannides, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Renewing the Countryside.
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Andy Gehl, Owner. Contract Comestibles
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Building food safety systems from the bottom up. Introducing Safe Food University.
Vicky Waskiewicz, CEO. Safe Food Resources - Safe Food University.
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Vic Grassman, Manager - Technology Commercialization. Center for Dairy Research. (CDR)
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POSTER and VIDEO presentations
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Jean Kroll. Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee. Owner. I LOVE SWEETS.
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Food Safety Plans Made Simple
Connect Food.
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Local pasta sauce! Learn how you can support a local artisan food project in your own community and help grow our industry.
Rick Terrien. Artisan Food Products Network.
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Exhibit or attend Feast! Immediately follows MWFPA
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Exhibit at Feast! For service providers.
Feast! offers exhibit tables to businesses and organizations that provide services, technical assistance, and/or resources for farm and food entrepreneurs. The Support Services exhibit area will be open from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Friday, December 1st, at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Early Bird registration / discount ends Oct. 15, 2017.
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Attend the Feast Marketplace and Tradeshow.
December 1-2, 2017.

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This information is subject to change.

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Artisan food products

Photo - MWFPA
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Artisan food products

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Artisan food products

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Artisan food products

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